Al Hilal 0-1 Chelsea: Lukaku Strikes as Blues Advance to Club World Cup Final

Al-Hilal and Chelsea battled in the Club World Cup semi-finals at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, and it was the Blues who advanced to the final on Sunday after winning 1-0. 

Chelsea had dominated the first 45 minutes when Romelu Lukaku scored the game’s first goal in the 32nd minute, but Al-Hilal caused the Blues a lot of headaches in the second half.

Chelsea’s head coach, Thomas Tuchel, was absent for this match after testing positive for COVID-19, and it was a tale of two halves for his club as he watched from the stands. The Blues were quite confident in the first half and generated a lot of chances, but they only scored one. 

Lukaku scored when Kai Havertz fired a looping cross into the box that hit Yasser Al-Shahrani and then dropped at the feet of Lukaku, who struck past Abdullah Al-Muaiouf from a few yards away.

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In the 68th minute, Mohamed Kanno had the best chance for Al-Hilal, as his curling effort seemed like it was going to land up in the corner of Kepa’s goal, but the Spaniard made a world-class save to keep Chelsea’s lead intact.

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